Complete System for Packaging Water Soluble Food Packets Ready for Commercialization
Chicago, IL, USA, October 1, 2012 – Cloud Packaging Systems and MonoSol will have all their experts on hand to discuss a full system for packaging food products in edible, water soluble film packets at the Chicago PackExpo in October. The companies say all the pieces are now in place to commercially launch successful products in this new food delivery system.
Cloud and MonoSol have worked together for decades creating systems for water soluble packets. The latest development utilizes MonoSol’s new Vivos™ Edible Delivery System featuring an edible, water soluble film. Pouches engineered from Vivos™ films disappear and release their contents when exposed to hot or cold liquids. The dissolved film can then be consumed along with the food.
Vivos™ film is composed of a proprietary blend of food grade ingredients. The film is transparent and has no smell or taste when consumed. It offers good oxygen barrier properties and has robust mechanical properties that enable real-world usage with a variety of food products and dry beverage mixes such as instant coffee and cocoa. Pouches can be formed using Cloud’s Hydroforma packaging equipment.
Since MonoSol has been supplying non-edible water soluble films for use on the Hydroforma for decades, potential users of Vivos™ film can expect a rapid and successful development cycle in putting the new film into operation. Vivos™ was designed with specific characteristics to enable its use on the Hydroforma. It has already performed as well as its non-edible counterparts in trial runs at Cloud.
Food manufacturers are invited to visit booth number #S1266 at PackExpo to sample prototype food products in the new Vivos™ packets and to meet the team that can answer questions about a potential application. Call Mike Werner at +1-847-390-9410 (extension 697) to make a Pack Expo appointment.
Ryt-way Industries LLC of Lakeville, MN is voluntarily recalling select sunflower seeds because they may contain soy ingredients that were not declared on the packaging. The recall is being issued on BIGS ® Dill Pickle Sunflower Seeds packaged in 5.35oz plastic bags with BEST BY Dates of 08DEC2012 and 09DEC2012 with an individual bag UPC code 896887002202. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
The product was distributed nationwide through supermarkets, convenience stores and U.S. military commissaries.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing soy was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of soy.
Consumers who are allergic to soy and who have purchased the recalled products are advised not to consume the product and are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact 1-866-209-0985.